The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

德政府:劉霞已獲無限期居留許可 無須申請政治庇護 (Liu Xia is granted permanent residency by Germany)
The Stand News, July 12, 2018德政府-劉霞已獲無限期居留許可-無須申請政治庇護/

Liu Xia told not to take drugs prescribed in China as German doctors express concern over her mental health
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2018

Beijing to probe law firm founded by top human rights attorney
缺席秦永敏案宣判 蔺其磊律所被勒令整改
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2018

刘霞走后中国无名异议人士命运引关注 (Dissident’s draconian sentence raises concern as Liu Xia is allowed to leave China)
Voice of America, July 11, 2018

维权网:中国大陆752名在押政治犯、良心犯名单动态索引(Chinese Human Rights Defenders issues search index of 752 dissidents prisoned in China)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, July 2, 2018

北京四中院:房屋征拆等案件占比攀升,13区出现政府败诉案(Government loses suits in administration challenges, Beijing court reports)
The Paper, July 5, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China and the world: how Beijing spreads the message
Financial Times, July 12, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese dissident Liao Yiwu “pressured by West” not to release Liu Xia phone tapes
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2018

China clamps down on dissidents, activists ahead of Liu Xiaobo anniversary
大陆强力维稳 纪念刘晓波成民间畏途
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2018

Chinese professor accused of sexual harassment is barred from teaching
The New York Times, July 12, 2018

Tibetan villagers tear-gassed, beaten for mine protest
Radio Free Asia, July 11, 2018

In pictures: Chinese activists deface pictures of Pres. Xi Jinping in support of missing “ink splashing” protester
Hong Kong Free Press, July 12, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s human rights record, aggressive military expansion damage its soft power rating
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2018

中办印发《关于党的基层组织任期的意见》:每届任期为5年(CPC limits local office term to 3-5 years)
Xinhua, July 12, 2018

河北政法委原书记张越被判刑15年(Former Secretary of Hebei CPC Political and Legal Affairs Committee sentenced to 15 years for over RMB 150 million bribery charges)
People’s Daily App, July 12, 2018

哈尔滨交警系统“塌方式”腐败:251人被查,传前局长自杀(251 individuals are investigated in Harbin traffic police corruption scandal)
China Newsweek, July 12, 2018

广州市委政法委原书记吴沙受贿超千万,终审被判刑十年(Former Secretary of Guangzhou City CPC Political and Legal Affairs Committee sentenced to 10 years for corruption charges)
Guangdong News, July 4, 2018

检察日报刊文谈中国足坛反腐:需要去行政化真市场化准法治化(Anticorruption measures in Chinese soccer industry call for de-administration, marketization, and rule of law)
The Procuratorate Daily, July 3, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Washington moves to block China Mobile from US market, citing national security concerns
Hong Kong Free Press, July 3, 2018

China’s artificial intelligence revolution: a Sputnik moment for the West?
The Diplomat, July 3, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

外交部紀錄刪有關劉霞問答 華春瑩再寸香港記者:可以不用問了 (Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson refused to answer Hong Kong reporters’ questions about Liu Xia)
The Stand News, July 11, 2018外交部紀錄刪有關劉霞問答-華春瑩再寸香港記者-可以不用問了/

Video: “Are you a Beijing groveller?” – China’s release of Liu Xia “humanitarian,” Chief Exec. Carrie Lam tells lawmaker
Hong Kong Free Press, July 12, 2018

Same-sex court ruling does not mean we will approve gay marriage in near future, Hong Kong’s leader says
South China Morning News, July 12, 2018

【同志簽證案】林鄭:無意引申至其他政策 若有廣泛共識請證明給我看 (Carrie Lam on QT case: limited to immigration regulation, no intention to extend to other policies, no relation to marriage law, “no broad consensus on LGBT equality”)
The Stand News, July 12, 2018同志簽證案-林鄭-無意引申至其他政策-若有廣泛共識請證明給我看/

Let Hong Kong judges serve till 70 years old and magistrates till 65, government says in Legco plan
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2018

Hong Kong residents more upbeat about "one country, two systems" policy but concerns grow over freedom of speech, survey finds
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Interpretation by Hong Kong pan-democrat makes sense
South China Morning Post, July 12, 2018

The Guardian view on China and human rights: standing with Liu Xia
The Guardian, July 11, 2018

张建华:贸易战 这个帖子在论坛微信疯传 删都来不及(What I have learned from China-US trade war)
Independent Chinese Pen Center, June 30, 2018